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Chico veterans share their experiences with lecture series

John Crosby, a political science professor at Chico State, spoke about his experiences in the military. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Bridget Comito

February 13, 2016

A series of lectures will be taking place the first Thursday for the next three months for veterans to express their personal experiences during their time with the military. This lecture series is known as "Veteran Voices" and is hosted by the Peace & Justice Center. John Crosby spoke on Feb. 4, th...

Programs tackle veteran illness

Juni Banerjee-Stevens, counselor at the Counseling and Wellness Center. Photo credit: Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes

May 8, 2014

Chico State student veterans face the same struggles as veterans nationwide, but unlike at the national level, statistics don't exist for their culture. Larry Langwell, the coordinator at the Veterans Affairs Office on campus, works with these students every day. "I'm a veteran myself,” h...

Veterans organization to honor dead student

Jimmy Yang

Yessenia Funes

February 14, 2014

The Student Veterans Organization tabled near Siskiyou Hall Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept cards and letters addressed toward Jimmy Yang or his family.Yang, 30, a Chico State student and U.S. Army Veteran, died Saturday. The organization sold Valentine's Day roses as a club fundraiser, also in hopes of providing Yang's family a gift with a portion of the proceeds, Sm...

Veterans discuss time overseas

Lindsay Pincus

October 25, 2013

A group of veterans who are also Chico State students or alumni gathered together to answer questions about their cultural experiences while they were deployed.Anthony Peters, senior journalism major, discussed how he was received overseas. "It was a 50/50 reaction. Some people were juiced to see us, ...

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